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Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from AppleSpamSandwich said:DanielEran said:JessiReturns said:
Most of this is good analysis, but when Daniel talks about "Fake news", don't forget he's a hard core marxist.
I suspect this thread will soon be locked, so with regard to Apple creating yet another social network, I just don't see it. They're bad at it. They can't make money at it and it's not in their DNA.
Apple's macOS Catalina causing problems with select eGPU setupsdysamoria said:I’ve been wondering about the added complexity of putting the GPU externally to the machine, and wondering if an eGPU could be the workaround for the pathetic thermals of these tiny Apple computers and the desire to do gaming on them (obviously with Windows)...
... and indeed, it all seems like a PITA. It seems that these little boxes are still not the right choice for heavy GPU usage. If you want a full-size computer from Apple, you now get to fork over twice the cost of the already too expensive 2013 Mac Pro. What’s that? If we can’t afford a workhorse Apple computer, that computer isn’t for us? Fine. Show me another Mac that is appropriate. Needs an eGPU... which is currently hackish and unreliable, because Apple seem not to be testing OS features before releasing their latest OS to the public... again.
This is progress at Apple? If they’re going to go this route (using an eGPU add-on as a justification for their anorexic machines being the only semi-affordable offerings), they really must get this eGPU stuff to be simple and reliable. It needs to just work.
Apple has had a glaring disinterest in gaming, and now they want people to pay for a game subscription service. Wait. What? Is there anything in that subscription that even remotely compares to PC gaming? I assume not (?), but I haven’t looked (I have ZERO interest in subscription services). Heavy GPU gaming demands more than what Apple’s anorexic machines can offer, and these eGPUs don’t seem to be a simple solution. I can only assume the games on offer will never be up to par with the offerings on PC. Is that a sustainable model for a gaming subscription?
Group FaceTime is only the latest of many Apple technologies to be delayed
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Apple restricts online Apple Store access to newer versions of Safari and macOSarthurba said:Ok - I’ve long had a gripe with this behaviour from Apple - it’s their Achilles Heel.
I first encountered it years ago with iTunes. Apple would release the latest iTunes and it would run on/support 7 year old Windows XP, but only run on the last 2 or 3 Mac OS X releases.
iTunes today is worse - the latest release will run only on Mojave, but it runs on Windows 8 (an 8 year old OS) just fine.
Now they block lock access to apple.com for 5 year old MacOS releases, but not 8 year old Windows releases.
Apple make their money from hardware - so they do everything in their power to get you to upgrade your hardware. I get that - and I prefer it than buying from an advertising company who do everything in their power to get you to give up personal information and watch adverts. But it’s the choice between two evils, not the choice between good and bad.
If apple would just update the SSL libraries on those old MacOS releases then they would be secure for web browsing.
New 'Service' battery message in iOS pushes consumers toward official replacement
Apple mocked for Apple Watch 'Deployment Buckle' gaffe
iPhone 11 Pro found to collect location data against user settings
Google I/O 2016: Android's failure to innovate hands Apple free run at WWDCrogifan_new said:And yet my Twitter feed is full of tech writers and Apple bloggers talking about how great I/O was and how Apple really has to bring it at WWDC. The last ATP podcast was all doom and gloom, and Marco even has a post up now comparing Apple to Blackberry. https://marco.org/2016/05/21/avoiding-blackberrys-fate
I wish there was some place we could get decent Apple reporting that wasn't either D&G silly panic or everything's great Apple's the best they make all the $$$ blah blah blah. If these AI pieces are meant to reassure I don't think they do. If everything was peaches and cream there would be no need to write these pieces in the first place.
How Donald Trump's election as U.S. President could affect AppleYou reap what you sow....